Snake Island - Beach in Avalon Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Snake Island VIC

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is... Read more

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is on Commonwealth land. The second is on the east side of land-locked Snake Island; and the remaining two are inside an open bay to the west of Snake Island.All four beaches are usually calm, with the beach fronted by shallow, irregular rocks; sand tidal flats; and seagrass beds. There is no public access to Point Wilson and restricted access to the Snake Island beaches, which are backed by salt evaporators.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on these essentially tidal flat beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most fishing is done from boats over the sea grass beds.

General

Four very low energy beaches and tidal flats, all with restricted public access.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Avalon, VIC 3212

Includes beaches:
Sand Hummocks Mid, Sand Hummocks South, Point Wilson North, Point Wilson East, Point Wilson West, Snake Island West 1, Snake Island West 2, Avalon, Point Abeona

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP095

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 1:38 pm

Day 21°    Night 14°
19.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
0.94m
5 pm
0.80m
12 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 12°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, locally 20 knots about the coast during the afternoon. Winds turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

6 am
0.95m
12 am
0.12m
6 pm
0.82m
1 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to northwesterly in the west during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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